Below is the updated schedule of events for this Sunday's Move About Myrtle extravaganza! Clinton Hill Blog will co-sponsor the ROLLER RINK between Emerson and Grand. Come on over with your blades or old school skates and help take over the street! SKATING STARTS AT NOON.
Greening Your Urban Jungle... a workshop for Your Budding Concrete Cultivator Join local food educators and activists for an afternoon of easy and exciting urban greening. Come learn the basics of starting your own plants from seed, building raised beds gardens, food recycling from scraps to soil and the diversity of New York's growing season. All activities take place on the Food Block on Myrtle between Hall and Ryerson. (Led by Eric Rodriguez, Eric Thomann, Vandra Thorburn and T. I. Williams)
Myrtle Windows Gallery – Opening Reception Come celebrate the newest installation in the Myrtle Windows Gallery series at Pillow Café (505 Myrtle) from 4pm-8pm. The reception is free, and light refreshments will be available! Meet and support local Brooklyn artists!
The BRANCH Project The Citibank parking lot at Clinton and Myrtle will be transformed into a temporary library branch, free to everyone! On September 6th, volunteer designers and librarians from Branch will work with local residents and visitors, kids and adults, to plan and design the space. Come out and tell us how the library should look and what kind of books and activities it should offer. Architecture For Humanity will also display ideas generated from a design competition on the temporary library.
Free Screen-Printed Tote Bags by Pratt’s Pressure Print Collective Pratt’s printmakers will be silk screening LIVE onto canvas tote bags that will be given away to the visitors (while supplies last)! Support sustainability by picking up a reusable shopping bag at Move About Myrtle (between Ryerson and Grand, beginning at 11am)
Brooklyn Urban Arts Market & Roller Rink! The Brooklyn Urban Arts Market returns! This annual open-air market anchored by live music, DIY fashion, and local creative culture. Rock out with youth band School of Rock All Stars at noon, or dance to the old-school jams of DJs Soul Summit at 3pm. A temporary roller rink (which has a special guest co-sponsor this week – the Clinton Hill Blog )will bring some additional ‘throw back’ flavor to this year’s events. Get your trendy back-to-school shopping done too with local favorites like Harriet’s Alter Ego and Coup d’Etat Brooklyn (Myrtle between Emerson and Grand).
Free dance and yoga classes Brought to you by local yoga and dance studio Move with Grace , this block will feature free yoga, dance, and themed dance parties on each of the four Sundays. The first Sunday includes Mom and Me Yoga (11am), African Dance with drummers(1pm) and Caribbean Flag Celebration! (Myrtle between Washington and Hall)
Hoopdancing Class for All Ages! For kids (and the inner child in all of us), Myrtle between Ryerson and Grand (note change in location) in front of the Post Office will be devoted to good old-fashioned fun! Street games (think: four square), hula hoops, jump ropes, and sidewalk chalk will be on hand for open use throughout the day. From 1pm-3pm, take part in a free Hoopdancing Class with Fitnotic trainer Sheryl Wilson. Learn a few tricks and get a great workout!
Mmmm…Cooking Demos and Free Tastings! In front of Associated Supermarket (between Hall and Washington), we’re setting up a cooking station where all kinds of healthy food will be prepared by local chefs of all ages! Teen Iron Chefs (12pm-2pm) will be hosting interactive cooking demonstrations with seasonal, locally grown produce donated by Greenmarket farmers. Taste the fare of soon-to-open Sans Souci, a new Caribbean restaurant on Myrtle between Washington Park and Carlton, from 2pm-4pm.
Merchant Specials + Promotions -Five Spot is hosting an eating competition (food category still TBD) and music throughout the day outside the restaurant to celebrate their 13th Anniversary (Myrtle at Washington) -Enjoy free smoothie samples at Karrot (Myrtle between Clinton and Waverly) -Come to Green in BKLYN to recycle your batteries and cell phones (Myrtle between Clinton and Waverly) -Learn how to make your own pesto at Anima (Myrtle between Washington and Waverly) -NYCPet.com is providing a treats and a pet pool so that your animal friends can enjoy themselves too (Myrtle at Washington)
Stay tuned for these programs at upcoming Move About Myrtle events.... ...Parks Department Mobile Units featuring free skates and the Wii Fit! ...New York Transit Museum brings historic photos from their collection to preview their upcoming Myrtle Avenue El exhibit, "Last Day of the Myrtle Avenue El: Photographs by Theresa King," opening on September 29th. (A preview here in the NYTimes Local blog.) ...Design Workshops for the upcoming Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza ...Recycled arts & crafts projects with Livable Streets Education ...A mobile farm in the back of a truck! ...Bike safety lessons for kids from Bike NY ...and much more!
Thanks to our sponsors: Pratt Institute, Associated Supermarket, and Society for Clinton Hill.